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Old 04-07-2010, 08:49 PM
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Model Number: AED4475TQ0   Brand: Admiral   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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My dryer will not spin. We typically run a load of clothes and let them dry for a little while then hang them up to finish drying (saves energy so they say). Anyway when doing the last load opened the door (while it was running) pulled out some clothes to hang up, closed the door to continue drying the other clothes and it would not start again. There is no moter sound (so probably not a belt thing).

Here is the kind of scarry part. The heating element does come on and still heats up. This happens even if the door is open. The only way to turn it is off is to turn the timer dial to off or a no heat option.

My thoughts are the start switch is bad or the door switch. How can I test these to see which may be bad. Or am I way off base.

Thanks in advance.
Walt.


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Old 04-08-2010, 04:56 AM
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Here is the wiring diagram
http://www.servicematters.com/docs/w...%208576793.pdf

Since you have no motor but do have heat it sounds like the centrifugal switches on the motor are being activated all the time. Though usually you will hear the motor buzz if the start winding is disconnected.

Any ways there are 2 centrifugal switches and they activate when the motor gets close to operating speed.
One of them switches out the start winding which would cause the motor to overheat if left in circuit while running. If it is activated the motor will not start.
The other switches in heating element, this ensures that the coil does not get hot unless there is air flow.

Could be the motor is just jammed solid with lint or the mechanism that activates the switches is broken.

Could be other things but this is the most likely.

While you have it opened up you may as well check the belt, rear suppot rollers etc for wear aand slop, basically a bit of an overhaul.

Also clean the interior including the blower wheel.
I would also clean/check the vent system.
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